There's a reason the Braves were surprised to learn that they were close to acquiring Padres right-hander Jake Peavy.This story says more about Miller and Rosenthal angling for a scoop than it does about the actual deal. At this point I have no idea what's happening.
It's not true.
"Totally inaccurate," a Padres source with knowledge of the discussions told FOXSports.com on Thursday. "We are not close with anyone at this time." CBSSports.com reported late Wednesday night that the Braves were on the verge of acquiring Peavy.
However, officials from both the Braves and Cubs said early Thursday that they had not heard back from the Padres, indicating that a deal might not be near.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Peavy Drama Update
Rosenthal is now reporting that Scott Miller's report about the Braves and Padres being close is baloney: